Tell the DJ or band to play one of these first dance songs, and your wedding reception will be one to remember. Whether you're looking for a country ballad, a soulful tune or a popular first dance song that all of your guests can sing along to, we've compiled the very best first dance songs to kick off your wedding reception. So if you want your guests on the dance floor all night, you'll want to pick a great first dance song. Browse our favorite picks below, along with standout song lyrics that are sure to give you and your guests all those first dance feels. According to data from The Knot Real Weddings Study , the most popular first dance songs are likely ones you've heard before. Of over 27, couples surveyed, the tune that took the top spot is "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran. This marks the third year in a row the pop ballad, which was released in , has been deemed the most popular first dance song.
You've probably heard these before—for good reason!
2. “All of Me” by John Legend
Struggling to find the perfect song for your newlywed dance? Get inspired by these tunes, which were chosen by some of our featured couples. One of the first "official" tasks as newlyweds? To hit the dance floor! The first dance is a sweet, beloved tradition , but it also puts some pressure on the bride and groom.
50. "You and Me Song" by The Wannadies
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All these first dance songs are utterly romantic, but the right song will be the one with personal meaning for the two of you that speaks to the heart of your relationship. Weddings are undeniably hectic and you have so many people to greet and talk to. Choosing your first dance song is a tricky one. But if your favourite genres are miles apart, you have different ideas about whether it should be slow or up-tempo, or one of you is adamant about having the same song as your parents, it can be a minefield. Among all your wedding songs , the first dance will define the tone of your day. Log In Sign up. By Helen Pye 16 December 1.